Catalyzing City & Anchor Institution Partnerships – April 12, 2016 – Washington DC

The Urban Institute will offer a free event, Catalyzing City and Anchor Institution Partnerships, on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, from 12:30 PM to 3:30 PM, on the 5th Floor at 2100 M Street NW, Washington, D.C.

As cities look for ways to support inclusive economic growth, they are increasingly turning to anchor institutions – colleges, universities, hospitals, and medical centers – as partners. Too often, though, these partnerships are narrowly defined and transaction based.

This event will bring together leaders from government, philanthropy, universities, and hospitals to discuss strategies for cultivating mutually beneficial, long-term partnerships that promote local prosperity. Guided by the National Resource Network report Striking a (Local) Grand Bargain—authored by NYU Wagner and co-authored by the Urban Institute, funded by the Ford Foundation—the discussion will include two dynamic panels.

The first will focus on how to best form partnerships between cities, anchor institutions, and philanthropic organizations. The second will focus on how leaders in several industries and sectors are using new approaches to advance ground-level improvements.

Speakers Include:

  • Jon Aram, cofounder and CEO, Next Street
  • Nancy Cantor, chancellor, Rutgers University–Newark
  • Malcolm Duncan, mayor, Waco, Texas
  • David Eichenthal, managing director, PFM Group; executive director, National Resource Network
  • Ryan Friedrichs, chief development officer, City of Detroit
  • Neil Kleiman, deputy executive director of policy, research, and evaluation, National Resource Network; director, NYU Wagner Innovation Labs
  • Erika Poethig, Institute fellow and director of urban policy initiatives, Urban Institute
  • Joan Quinlan, vice president for community health, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Charles Rutheiser, senior associate, Annie E. Casey Foundation
  • Sarah Rosen Wartell, president, Urban Institute
  • Wim Wiewel, president, Portland State University

Note from Storm: See you there!

See event website & registration link.

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